Snapshot by Brian James Kirk on Monday November 02, 2009.
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Motorola has announced the Motorola MILESTONE, the European GSM variant of the Motorola DROID Android 2.0 powered smartphone, according to a product launch page created for the new device.
This powerful smartphone ships with many of the same features as its U.S. counterpart, including a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, a slide-out full-QWERTY keyboard, a 5.0 megapixel camera, and WiFi connectivity. The phone includes a 3.5mm audio port, a 1400mAh battery for 6.4 hours talk time and 14 days standby time, and it includes some Google mobile services like access to Gmail and Google Talk.
According to SlashGear, the new smartphone also sports multitouch features in the browser, like pinch-to-zoom functionality, something that the U.S. version of the phone currently lacks.
The Motorola MILESTONE will launch in Germany with O2 on November 9 for 404 EUR (US$596). It is expected to launch with Vodafone in the country as well and in Italy on an unspecified carrier. Click here to read our review of the Motorola DROID, the Verizon version of the MILESTONE.
|Specifications for the Motorola MILESTONE|
|Operating System||Android 2.0|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 900/2100MHz|
|Size||115.8mm x 60mm x 13.7mm (4.6in x 2.4in x 0.5in)|
|Battery Life||6.5 hours estimated talk time|
|14 days estimated standby time|
|Display||3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 854 pixel) capacitive touchscreen|
|Camera||5 megapixel autofocus w/ dual-LED flash|
|Bluetooth||2.1+EDR with A2DP stereo|
|Memory||microSD card slot (8GB included)|
|Other||aGPS navigation, 3.5mm headphone jack, HTML5 browser, MOTONAV|
|Availability||November 9, 2009 (manufacturer's estimate)|
Brian James Kirk
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